March 14, 2021
This Week's News
Garland to Provide One-Time “Drip Adjustment” to All Residential Customers
The Garland City Council has approved a one-time residential water bill adjustment to offset the costs related to dripping faucets during the cold weather event. The proposal is scheduled for formal approval during the City Council’s March 16 meeting and will be implemented in April utility bills.

The 2,000-gallon credit will show as a reduction of the monthly Cost of Basic Service charge. This adjustment applies to both single-family and multifamily residents.

Garland’s Utility Customer Service is available to assist residents whose water bills might reflect excessive water consumption due to broken pipes. Be sure to provide evidence of your break, such as photos and repair receipts.

Garland Utilities will always work with customers who might be struggling to pay. Please contact Utility Customer Service before your bill is due to discuss options, 972-205-2671 or
Winter Storm Recovery Resources
In the wake of recent winter storms, the City of Garland offers home repair assistance and resources.

Visit our Winter Storm Recovery Resources page for information on:
  • FEMA assistance - Applications due by Wednesday, April 21
  • Building Inspection permit fee waivers
  • Emergency home repair assistance programs for income-eligible homeowners
  • Assistance with cleanup related to the winter storm
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for food replenishment
  • Substance abuse and mental health services
  • Resources for Texans with special needs

Watch a short video about how to find these resources.
Updated COVID-19 Recovery Resources
The City of Garland and other community partners are facilitating access to various recovery programs for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Rental assistance is available through Catholic Charities of Dallas. You can check your eligibility and apply for this assistance online or contact a case manager for assistance by calling 214-257-0674. One-on-one meetings can be scheduled, as needed, between noon and 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday at Garland's Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Assistance is available for a variety of services, including financial assistance for housing, utilities, food and medical expenses, as well as workforce training and job placement services, and counseling and emergency shelter.

Visit our Recovery Resources page at to find out more.
Neighborhood Leader Meet & Greet Thursday, March 25
Sign up for the next virtual Neighborhood Leader Meet & Greet, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

You will hear City updates, network with other neighborhood leaders and learn of possible opportunities for your neighborhood.

Sip, Shop and See at Thirsty Third Thursday

Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18.
Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. Check in with the host business of the month to pick up a wristband, tote bag and map.
This month's host business is the Garland Landmark Museum, located in Downtown Garland at 393 N. Sixth St.
Head to to learn more and see a full list of participating businesses.  

Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concert Series
Our fresh and local concert experience is back by popular demand and headed straight into your living room!
Grab some popcorn, drinks and your best friends to get a front-row seat to our Made Fresh & Local virtual concert series. Performances featuring some of the area’s best musicians and artists occur at 7 p.m. every other Thursday night.
This Thursday, March 18, join The Bodarks for a porch-stompin', fiddle-sawin', bass-spankin' hootenanny!

Get more details about the lineup and schedules at

Garland Symphony Orchestra Performs Friday, March 19

Internationally acclaimed clarinetist Jonathan Jones joins the Garland Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Don't miss performances of Mozart's "Clarinet Concerto in A Major" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 8 in F Major."

Enjoy the concert from the comfort of your home with live stream tickets available for purchase online.

Or call 972-205-2790, visit or purchase your tickets in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office.

Register Now to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
The Garland Health Department is registering individuals included in Phases 1A and 1B, and K-12 teachers, daycare and preschool workers for COVID-19 vaccinations. Effective Monday, March 15, adults age 50 and older are also eligible to register.

You must receive your second dose from the entity where you received your first dose. If you received your first dose from us, we will notify you about your second dose. The date listed on your card is the date you are eligible for your second dose, not necessarily the date you will receive it. We will schedule your appointment as doses become available.

Updates will be posted to and to the City’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

View an informational video about registration in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Please note that you only need to register once for our waitlist. You may register with multiple providers. If you receive the vaccine through a different entity, please email so we may move someone else up on our waitlist.
COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 524 active cases out of 26,798 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 352 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.

Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
March 15 and 16
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 15. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. 

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the meetings will be virtual. You can watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information.

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

Voter Registration Deadline
April 1
Thursday, April 1, is the last day to register to vote in the May 1 elections. Visit to register.
Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Deadline Tuesday, March 23
Letter of Intent forms, applications and guidelines can be downloaded at
Temporary Change in Disinfection for Drinking Water
The North Texas Municipal Water District will conduct its annual chlorine maintenance process on our water system through Monday, March 29. For more detailed information and water quality testing results, visit
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